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41-6582

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 365FS 358FG 9AF USAAF.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 358th Fighter Group

    358th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 358th Fighter Group flew seventeen missions with the Eighth Air Force from Leiston air base. At the beginning of February 1944 the Group were transferred to the Ninth Air Force in exchange for the 357th Fighter Group. With the Ninth, the Group went...

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

  • 365th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Pierce McKennon

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander | 4th Fighter Group
    Major McKennon, was born 30 November 1919 in Clarksville, Arkansas, but grew up and was educated in Fort Smith. He earned a four-year music scholarship to the University of Arkansas. After a month in college he switched course and deserted the classics...

  • Joseph Sills

    Military | Staff Sergeant

Places

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  • High Halden

    Military site : airfield
    Used as an RAF Advanced Landing Ground in 1943 with temporary runways and buildings. High Halden was then used as a Ninth Air Force Advanced Landing Ground, before being occupied by the 358th Fighter Group in 1944.

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed High Halden, Kent, UK 22 May 1944

Landing Accident High Halden/Sta 411, pilot Lt Eugene E Garrett, 22-May-44.

365FS 358FG 9AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2016 15:34:23 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=41-6582
http://usafunithistory.com/PDF/0100/150-174/163%20FIGHTER%20SQ.pdf

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